BU action to be challenged in court

 On Saturday, when the affected students went to apply for the revaluation of their results at a college in Jayanagar 7th Block, the authorities asked them to wait for some time as legal recourse was being considered. Although colleges are tight-lipped about approaching the court against the BU’s decision, well-placed sources said that legal action was one of the options.

It is learnt that around 60 students of the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management (RICM), Bangalore, were affected by the change in their results. The results of scores of students at AMC College were also ‘set right’ in similar fashion. At City College, nearly 20 students were affected. Meanwhile, a senior professor in the university says the award of grace marks to students, after the Academic Council had abolished them, might have been the “handiwork of the lower-level officials”.

The examinations concerned were held after the Academic Council abolished the grace marks.  Students were, in no way, entitled to them. “The university’s results are provisional. Hence, it has every right to withdraw the marks and change the results,” the professor, requesting anonymity, said.

The professor says that as per rules marks once awarded cannot be withdrawn. “But this is an entirely different case. Students were awarded the marks which they were never entitled to. It’s like giving a person’s money to someone else by accident. The original holder should get his right back,” the professor added.

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